Do you want to marry a sovereign, a sheikh or a prince? But which are the richest on the planet ? Royal families are known to all have high estates, but the heritage of some European rulers, for example, looks disfiguring when compared to the heritage of other royalty from other parts of the globe.
Business Insider tried to rank the top 10 richest rulers in the world , based on their wealth. The results, posted on Vanity Fair , are truly amazing and European royalty are not even in the top 5.
And how did the British royal family rank? The Royal Family led by Queen Elizabeth II , does not even enter the ranking of the 10 richest royals, with “only” 420 million euros.
So, where are they and who are the richest in the 2019 ranking of the richest royals on the planet!
Let’s find out together the 10 richest sovereigns in the world:
Albert II of Monaco
Prince Albert II , son of Rainier III and Grace Kelly who reigns over the Principality of Monaco , opens the ranking in tenth place . The Monegasque sovereign’s assets are worth just under a billion euros . The capital comprises a quarter of the Principality’s territory, as well as a collection of vintage cars, a resort in Monte Carlo, a collection of expensive postage stamps and the home of her mother, Grace Kelly in Philadelphia which she bought in 2016 for a value estimated at 670 thousand euros.
Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani
Ninth position for Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of Qatar since 2013. He took the throne of Qatar after his father, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, resigned that same year. His net worth of him is around one billion euros and comes mainly from the Qatar Investment Authority, which manages the country’s oil and gas reserves.
Eighth position for Mohammed VI , ruler of Morocco who ascended the throne on July 30, 1999. His wealth amounts to 1.87 billion euros , which largely derives from the ownership of the Morocco National Investment Company. This private holding invests in other African countries and operates in the banking, telecommunications and renewable energy sectors. In 2002 Muhammad VI married the computer scientist Salma Bennani who with the wedding became a princess, for the first time in the history of the Alawid monarchy, with the name of Lalla Salma and together they had 2 children.
John Adam II
Seventh position with 3.2 billion euros for Prince John Adam II , current Head of State of Liechtenstein . The 74-year-old receives a salary of 225,000 euros every year, but his fortune comes mainly from investments in the private bank, the LGT group, and in the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation, which controls real estate, forest and wine assets. The prince owns a large art collection, which is partially exhibited in some museums in Vaduz and Vienna.
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
The first European sovereign in the ranking and the Grand Duke Henri , who ascended the throne of Luxembourg in 2000, boasts a wealth of around 3.5 billion euros . The family, which reigns over the Grand Duchy, does not receive a salary, but collects about 290 thousand euros every year since 1948 to carry out the institutional functions. The Grand Duke is also known for his love affair with Maria Theresa of Luxembourg , because, in 1981, Henri convinced his father Di lui Jean, Grand Duke in office, to give consent.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Fifth position for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktum, Emir of Dubai , vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. The 69-year-old has a fortune of € 3.5 billion and over the course of his life he has spent much of his wealth on charity, investing 10 billion dollars to create the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, an institution that works to help the generations. future.
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
In fourth position is Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the president of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir of Abu Dhabi . In office since 2004, and cousin of the Emir of Qatar and president of Manchester City. He has amassed large capital as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages the UAE’s excess oil reserves. His his net worth is around € 14 billion and, unlike many real colleagues, he is reputed to be a philanthropist.
King Salman , in third place , is the ruler of Saudi Arabia and has assets of almost 16 billion euros . Most of the wealth comes from the fact that his family owns a group of media, including the newspapers Asharq Al-Awsat and Al Eqtisadiah. Salman married three times and had 13 children in total. His third son, Sulṭan , was the first person of royal blood, the first Arab.
In second place is the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah . Its wealth is estimated at € 17.8 billion and its largest earnings come from the oil and gas industry. The sultan lives in the largest palace in the world, which has 1,788 rooms and 200,000 square meters of park. His great passion is cars, he is said to have six hundred Rolls-Royces and also owns seven airplanes.
At the top of the ranking is Maha Vajiralongkorn , crowned on 13 October 2016 in Bangkok and also known as Rama X , who boasts a wealth of around 26.7 billion euros . One of his most precious assets, to say, is the Golden Jubilee, a 547.67-carat jewel that is the largest diamond in the world. The Thai ruler has two great passions: planes and women. In fact, he flies his own Boeing 737 and has three stormy divorces behind him. The previous wife, a former high-class escort, was bluntly liquidated and forced to become a nun.